225 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 20 B/W Illus.
Introduction – Defining novelty in the neurosensory system. Making a new ear – evolving mechanosensation for gravity orientation and transforming it into sound detection. Connecting novel sensory input to the brain: how to make new neuronal networks inside existing and needed connections. Sound processing boundaries for auditory signal processing promotes but also constraints communication and thus social networking. The evolution of the auditory system as a blueprint for sensory expansions using established principles – evolving new senses to expand the perceived world.